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rusticate

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verb rus·ti·cate \ˈrəs-ti-ˌkāt\

Definition of rusticate

rusticated

rusticating

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to go into or reside in the country :  follow a rustic life

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 chiefly British :  to suspend from school or college

  5. 2 :  to build or face with usually rough-surfaced masonry blocks having beveled or rebated edges producing pronounced joints <a rusticated facade>

  6. 3 a :  to compel to reside in the country b :  to cause to become rustic :  implant rustic mannerisms in

rustication

play \ˌrəs-ti-ˈkā-shən\ noun

rusticator

play \ˈrəs-ti-ˌkā-tər\ noun


1660

First Known Use of rusticate

1660


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